Hidden folders and files setting resets after reboot

Two users in my organization reported that after rebooting their machines, hidden folder settings configured via Tools -> Folder Options -> View reset to their default values.  I've found this to be true as I prefer to "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" but the setting resets after a reboot.

Is this by design?  Is there a way to configure this setting so that it does not reset after a reboot?
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andeporterCommented:
Are you controlling this setting with a GPO?
Do you have any "deepfreeze" apps or anything installed?
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snoopfroggAuthor Commented:
I do not think I am setting this via Group Policy.  Can you point me to places to verify this?

I do not have Deep Freeze or a similar app installed.

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snoopfroggAuthor Commented:
Is this default behavior in Windows 7?
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snoopfroggAuthor Commented:
I raise this question because I find it strange that two newly imaged machines with updated versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 would be infected so soon.  Also, the first link you posted references Windows XP, not Windows 7.
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andeporterCommented:
I apologize, I didn't see we were talking windows 7. I don't believe this to be default behavior for 7. I wonder if there is a way that this is being done through admin account settings?
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snoopfroggAuthor Commented:
I'm not familiar with "admin account settings".  Can you explain what these are?
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snoopfroggAuthor Commented:
It turns out this was caused by a Group Policy setting, specifically one set in the Folder Options section of settings.
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